Question

Only more disk space, has this service?

Posted May 22, 2015 4k views
Scaling

i just want add more disk space without adding more cpu/ram, is digital ocean provide this service?

1 comment
  • I am a customer like you so what I write is my humble opinion. But with the huge number of customers it would no longer be cost effective to offer custom solutions like “I only want more disk space”.

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

×
Submit an Answer
2 answers

Hello,

If you check the support section for FAQ, its been answer there..

FAQ -> https://www.digitalocean.com/help/technical/general/

Can I get a custom plan of CPU, RAM, or Disk / just increase SSD space?

We do not currently support the ability to create custom plans where resources can be increased independently. This means we cannot currently add additional SSD / disk space capacity to a plan.

The sizes that we provide logically bring resources together and allow us to most effectively distribute virtual machines across the backend (as well as deliver the most competitive price to our customers).

Hello, all

There are two resizing options for Droplets:

  • CPU and RAM only. This option lets you increase or decrease the amount of CPU and RAM available to a Droplet.

  • Disk, CPU, and RAM. This option increases the amount of CPU and RAM available to a Droplet and permanently increases the size of a Droplet’s disk.

When you resize a Droplet, its price changes to match the cost of its new plan. See the Droplet pricing page for a full list of plans and prices.

If you want to resize your droplet you can all follow our docs here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/resize/

Considerations Before Resizing

  • You cannot decrease the size of a Droplet’s disk. In other words, disk resizes are irreversible.

Data is not always sequentially written in memory, so reducing the available space would risk data loss and filesystem corruption. For more flexibility, you can use block storage volumes for additional data storage, which lets you detach or delete the volume if you no longer need the space.

  • Allow for about one minute of downtime per GB of used disk space, though the actual time necessary is typically shorter. You can check the disk storage on the filesystem with df / -h.

Estimated downtime depends on disk usage even for resizes that don’t change the amount of disk space. This is because the Droplet may move to a new hypervisor, which transfers disk data over the network.

  • We strongly recommend taking a snapshot of the Droplet before resizing.

Droplets may change hypervisors during a resize, and any changes to a filesystem can lead to data loss if something goes wrong. We strongly recommend backing up the Droplet’s data before resizing. If you use snapshots, you can delete the snapshot after confirming that the resize was successful.

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex